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China says it will continue ‘training’ Xinjiang people

Beijing: China on Monday defended its vast network of re-education camps in Xinjiang and said it would continue “training” residents, following explosive government document leaks detailing surveillance and control of the region’s Uighur population.
Rights groups estimate more than a million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are held in the facilities, which reports describe as indoctrination camps that are run like prisons and aimed at eradicating Uighur culture and religion.
The government has launched a propaganda drive
to justify its crackdown after the leaks emerged and US passed a bill calling for sanctions against officials involved in the controversial policy. (Afp)